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1 STUDENT FORUM Fee Referendum for Fall 2015 Entering Freshmen and Graduate Students

2 Tuition Increase  At the November 6 th meeting, the Board of Regents approved a 1.93% CPI (Consumer Price Index) tuition increase effective Fall 2015 for students not currently on Guaranteed Tuition Plan.

3 Impact on YOUR Fees & Tuition  NONE—all current students have guaranteed tuition and fees  The proposed fee increases would affect only students enrolling in fall 2015 as first-time freshmen or graduate students.

4 Student Referendum Process for Proposed Fee Increases  SGA Resolution calling for Student Referendum unanimously passed October 21, 2014  Resolution calls for students to vote on November 19 & 20, 2014 regarding proposed increases in Recreational Sports Fee and Athletic Fee

5 What are the proposed fee increases? Recreational Sports Fee Proposal Increase the Recreational Sports Fee from $25 per semester ($12.50 for summer semesters) to $100 per semester ($50.00 per summer semester) Athletic Fee Proposal Increase the Athletic Fee by 10% per credit hour from $9 to $9.90 with a cap at 12 semester credit hours. This would result in a maximum of an additional $10.80/semester.

6 Why are fee increases proposed? Provide a vibrant campus life and enhance student engagement by  Creating a Student Recreation Center to provide space for student recreation, campus events, student meetings, and athletic events/amenities  Continuing to develop a viable and competitive varsity athletic program for the university

7 Impact on YOUR Fees & Tuition  NONE—all current students have guaranteed tuition and fees  The proposed fee increases would affect only students enrolling in fall 2015 as first-time freshmen or graduate students.

8 Other System Members Proposing Recreational Sports Fee Increases System MemberAssessedCurrentProposed Per Fee Fee Galveston Fall and SpringSEM $20.00 $ SummerSEM $10.00 $52.50 Commerce Fall and SpringSEM $65.00 $ SummerSEM $32.50 $75.00 Corpus ChristiSCH $10.00 $18.00 Fall and Spring MaxSEM $90.00 $ Summer MaxSEM $50.00 $87.50 Texarkana Fall and Spring SEM $25.00 $ SummerSEM $12.50 $50.00

9 Other System Members Proposing Athletic Fee Increases System MemberAssessedCurrentProposed Per Fee Fee International SCH $21.00 $23.05 Fall, Spring & Summer MaxSEM$ $ CommerceSCH $10.00 $10.99 Fall & Spring MaxSEM$ $ Summer MaxSEM $60.00 $ TexarkanaSCH $9.00 $9.90 Fall, Spring & Summer Max SEM$ $ (set at 12 SCH)

10 Comparison of Fees at Neighboring Universities School Assessed Fall/SpringSummer Per Fee Fee Henderson State University Athletic FeeSCH $16.25 $16.25 Rec Center FeeSEM $ $31.25 Southern Arkansas University Athletic FeeSCH $17.00 $17.00 Recreation Fee SEM $60.00 $60.00 UT Tyler Athletic Fee SCH $12.00 $72/SEM Recreation FeeSEM $40.00 $40.00 A&M-Texarkana (proposed) Athletic FeeSCH $9.90 $9.90 Recreational Sports FeeSEM $ $50.00

11 Proposed Student Recreation Center Construction and furnishing through community support Ongoing operations and maintenancethrough Recreational Sports Fee

12 Rendering of Potential Interior Design

13 What does the future hold for Eagle Athletics? Athletic Director Michael Galvan

14 Questions and Answers

15 The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson


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